Russia not planning to boycott Olympics in Rio de Janeiro - ROC head

Russian Olympic Committee says Russian athletes will perform in Rio

Russia is not planning to boycott the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Alexander Zhukov told reporters.

"The boycott of the Olympic Games is not discussed, Russian athletes will perform in Rio for sure, I do not doubt this," Zhukov said.

The Russian Olympic Committee fully shares the zero tolerance to doping use, and completely shares the International Olympic Committee's concerns over the protection of the rights of 'clean' athletes.

"Of course we stand for the unity of the Olympic movement to be preserved, there should be no boycotts in any case," Zhukov said.

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